The brewery of Saverne

In 1845 the married couple Schweickhardt take possession of an existing artisan brewery in Saverne. Beer production is still quite primitive, as in the dozen other breweries that counts the city in 1866.

In 1870, Louis Gerber, the grandfather of Charles Gerber, future manager of the Saverne brewery, takes the succession of the brewery and brings the production to 6000 hectoliters per year.

In 1911, the brewery of Saverne built a new brewing room at the location of its current headquarters.

After suffering a slowdown in production during the First World War, the brewery modernized from 1922 onwards and established a network of warehouses throughout Alsace.

After suffering again during the Second World War, Charles Gerber tackles the recovery of the brewery from 1950 onwards.

In 1970 beer production reached 33,000 hectoliters and Charles Gerber, without heir, decided to ally with a larger brewery. Thus, in 1972, the Saverne brewery was taken over by an important Saar brewery, the Becker brewery from Saint-Ingbert.

In 1979 production rose to 130000 hectoliters and its reputation grows.

In 1988 its production reached 150,000 hectoliters.

In 1989, the German Karlsberg group bought the Becker brewery at the same time as the Amos brewery in Metz. The Alsatian brewery now becomes the "Brasserie de Saverne - Karlsbräu France SA", a subsidiary of Karlsberg, one of the leading European beverage producers and now the only German brewer to own a production site in France.

Its production capacity was increased to 500,000 hectoliters in 1991.

Different beers are still produced on the Saverne site and marketed under such brands as "Bière de la Licorne", "El Grande", "Saverne", "Burgbier" and many others. In 2006 the brewery even relaunched the "Amos" brand.